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All posts by Lance Helms

LOVE in the hot summer

Coming Out As an Act of Love

Coming out is an act of love — of self-love, and of love for those around us. It has the power to bring us closer to friends and family, and it gives us the security of knowing that however people treat us, it’s because of

Chaotic People on Charles Bridge in Prague

The Original Herd Immunity

This may be the most sadly ironic World AIDS Day yet, as we watch the governments and corporations of the world marshal the necessary resources to banish a virus from the face of the Earth in just over a year’s time. And when they’re done,

The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs, Probably by Fra Angelico

Queer Saints and Martyrs

Aelred of Rievaulx, patron saint of friendship. Joan of Arc, patron saint of France. Francis of Assisi, patron saint of Italy and of animals. They’re just a few of the best-known saints who are also revered for their queer characteristics. They join the company of